Your Time is Precious

Powering up Vs. Recharging

We live in this intense world. A world that teaches us not only to multitask, but to do it with a sense of urgency. Although being able to juggle different tasks and do it quickly and efficiently is fantastic for your role in the office, it may not be so great if you don’t set boundaries for yourself. Taking time to relax and have fun is not something that is spoken about as often in the business world, but it just as necessary for being a productive power player! Here is our quick and easy method for making sure you are a rockstar at work and at home.


You may have heard me say this before – preparation is the key to success. Getting all your ducks in a row. Especially if you are that particularly gifted type of person who constantly gleans inspiration from everything in your environment in an effort to really reach outside your responsibilities. If that sounds familiar, I’m looking right at you today! Your personality is the most prone to working endlessly, ever reaching, never feeling like you have done enough. It’s a wonderful attitude, no doubt about it, but you are most likely to forget to let yourself rest and revive.

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Meet Your New Boss

The Rise of Younger Bosses & Making Successful Teams

Meet Your New Boss - The Rise of Younger Bosses & Making Successful Teams

Just when you thought working with Millennials would be challenging, welcome Gen Z. How you survive and thrive in organizations that grow younger by the day, all depends on your attitude.

“Alexa!”, “Hey Google!”, are two examples of how AI integration of technology touch our world and understanding today’s digital age brings both excitement and woes. As a Baby Boomer, I see the convenience in digital versions of products such as books, films and magazines, and endless on-line learning possibilities. On the other hand, I feel obligated to keep up with everything that is changing, and let’s be honest, it’s much easier to learn and adapt at a young age. When my granddaughter (pictured above) was just 2 years old, she already mastered her learning games on an iPad. Now we begin to see children, even as young as 8 years old, becoming entrepreneurs, creating products and services that have found success.  Meet your new boss!

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6 Ways to Leap into a Productive 2019

6 Ways To Leap Into A Productive 2019

This last week of the year, placed comfortably in between two big holidays, is a sweet spot for those who still have regularly scheduled work hours. You have the rare luxury of low email traffic, a casual tone to the office due to employees still out for the holidays – possibly even your
boss. With all the normally noisy tasks functioning at a low hum, you are able to breathe a sigh of relief and construct your day with an ease of comfort that you may not normally experience throughout the rest of the year.

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Developing Leadership Skills – Part 2

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Previously we explored the first two Leadership Fundamentals; Communication and Motivation – but there’s more! To fully engage your Administrative Leadership Role, we have a few more skills on the checklist. Whether you already have a firm grasp on these or you are just diving in, you should revisit these principles on a routine basis to make certain your team is striving for success!

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Developing Leadership Skills – Part 1

Joanne Linden, CPS, CEAP President & Master Trainer AdminUniverse™
Joanne Linden, CPS, CEAP
President & Master Trainer

For most Administrative Professionals, leadership skills do not flawlessly develop overnight. They are collected and refined over time. In this two-part blog series, I will explore the Top 5 Leadership Skills needed to improve both resume development and role effectiveness.

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Top 4 Interpersonal Skills Admins Must Possess

As an Administrative Professional, you are at times the backbone of the company; supporting workflows, putting out fires, organizing everything from files to events, and oh – coordinating and integrating a variety of different personalities and skill sets. In many cases, you bridge the gap between departments, foster efficient communication and encourage a healthy morale. It’s no secret that interpersonal skills are required daily, whether you came into your position with a well-versed knowledge in how to deal with people or if you are learning as you go, here are four Points of Wisdom (POW) which rank high as most requested interpersonal skills an Administrative Professional can bring to the workplace:

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Create a Welcoming Team Spirit!

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Why Your Leadership Matters.


Team Spirit is more than just having company pride. Team Spirit is a phenomenal tool to foster happiness, relationships, communication, teamwork and ultimately a productive workplace! Before you can coach your team on the importance of this concept, you must truly understand how vital this component is to your company. As an Administrative Professional, you are the guide who demonstrates these important principles. Dig deeper and find out specifically “Why?” it is important to introduce Team Spirit practices into your office. Is it to address an opportunity? Are there potential obstacles? Who may you need to work closely with to motivate them to get on board? Understanding and anticipation will go hand-in-hand to effectively execute Team Spirit practices.

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Attitude? What Attitude?

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4 Tricks to Having a Contagious Positive Attitude

1. What Drives You?

Behind every person walking into work, follows a reason. For some people it is a child, a partner – a family. For others it is possessions, getting that fabulous car or rewarding yourself with that Oscar-worthy outfit. Some people work to travel, experience new views, new cultures or meet new people. Some people just need to keep a roof over their head and food on their plate. However, according to a survey done by Workplace Dynamics, most people desire to feel connected and appreciated. Being able to identify your ultimate driving factor is essential to continuing to be the most incredibly motivated version of yourself.

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Setting Course for Success

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Advice for Newly Promoted Executives Managing Their First Assistant.

Importance of Relationship

Determining your mindset going into this new role is going to be one of the key factors of your success. As a leader, you are the Captain now, and therefore it is within your power and responsibility to set the course and navigate this partnership towards a “bright new world”! Your assistant is your first mate, and this strategic partnership has just entered the high seas. The success of your adventures will depend on the type of bond that you form and being able to know and play off of each other’s strengths and opportunities. Essentially, you are mapping out a course, not just of where you will travel together, but how this partnership will be executed.

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